Israeli Strikes near Damascus Wound two Syrian Soldiers

After an Israeli attack on a residential building in central Damascus on February 19, 2023. (Photo: SANA via Twitter)

Israel carried out missile strikes near Damascus early Thursday that injured two soldiers, the Syrian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Explosions were heard in the Syrian capital early Thursday morning, an AFP correspondent reported.

“At approximately 01:20 am, the enemy of Israel carried out an aerial attack from the direction of the occupied Golan Heights targeting several positions in the vicinity of Damascus,” the Syrian defense ministry said.

He did not provide any details about the targets but said the strikes injured two soldiers and caused material damage.

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Syrian air defenses intercepted several missiles, the ministry added.

During more than a decade of war in Syria, Israel has launched hundreds of airstrikes on Syrian territory.

Although Israel rarely comments on its strikes on Syria, it has repeatedly said it will not allow its arch-enemy Iran to expand its footprint there.

Last month, an Israeli air strike killed 15 people in an area of ​​Damascus where state security agencies are based, the Observatory said at the time.

(The New Arab, PC)

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